Pen Aviation and Safran Electronics and Defense are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to initiate a strategic collaboration that will significantly contribute to the evolution of the Malaysian aviation industry, with a particular focus on the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) sector.

The MOU signing ceremony was concluded successfully by Jean Bernard Boura, Managing Director of Pen Aviation, and Andjy Zouag, Deputy VP Aeronautic Key Accounts, Defense GBU representing Safran Electronics and Defense, at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Center (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur. The momentous ceremony was witnessed by respected dignitary, Mr. Ts. Shamsul Kamar Abu Samah, CEO of the National Aerospace Industry Corporation Malaysia (NAICO).

The agreement signifies a substantial commitment between Pen Aviation and Safran Electronics and Defense, demonstrating a mutual dedication to collaborative endeavours. Through this strategic alliance, both entities will be able to define elements of workshare for the integration of Safran Electronics and Defense’s Euroflir 410 Airborne Optronic Systems on PEN UAS, including the PEN1360V, and explore mutually beneficial opportunities of cooperation. This partnership underscores the shared vision and commitment of both organizations steering the growth trajectory of the UAV sector and towards the advancement of the aviation industry.

“Innovation has always been a cornerstone of our values, prompting us to consistently adopt and incorporate advanced technologies into our drones. Notably, we are honoured to sign the MOU with Safran Electronics and Defense, which strengthens Pen Aviation standing and accomplishments in the industry. By leveraging our combined expertise, our mutual customers will have access to enhanced operational capabilities at a lower acquisition and operating costs than traditional manned vehicles, while reducing human risks. This partnership also will offer a platform for Pen Aviation to showcase the advanced drone technology and digital solutions in challenging operational environment. We look forward to seeing benefits brought by Safran Electronics and Defense for our UAV in ensuring that we deliver world-class solutions to our valued customers,” said Jean Bernard Boura, Managing Director of Pen Aviation.

“The future integration of the electro-optic system Euroflir 410 to the innovative PEN1360V demonstrates its high versatility. From UAV to helicopters and fixed wings aircraft, Euroflir 410 offers unrivaled observation performance in all visibility conditions, largely due to its very-long-range multispectral telescope and high-performance line-of-sight stabilization system,” said Andjy Zouag, Deputy VP Aeronautic Key Accounts of Safran Electronics and Defense.